faiz, 09 Jul 2012don't buy this phone.buy samsung galaxy fit.because u can compare this phone with samsung gala... moreEewww,,,what a wrong decision you made....
I hate samsung in the first place,,,cheap plastic cover.
It's like u having a dummy phone.Sorry that's the fact!!
Here we go ! Nokia delivers an amazing device with incredible camera...now you do not have to drag your digicamera with you again when going on holidays ! This Nokia device combines everything you need. OK,If you need 1,000 Apps which Apple provides then not,but,lets face it,who really needs all those apps..?? Go for this one ! and be happy ;)
Resolution : 360 x 640
It blows my mind away. Who pays for $600 this, unless you are no brainer.
Robert D., 09 Jul 2012To all Nokia/Symbian haters:
This is a review by the American Tor Slettnes. Just read, thin... moreid like to quote everything you posted, but people might think im spamming,
you sir are posting things that people should learn....about
the real truth!
very informative dear sir
and for that... great postings sir ^_^
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tnx sir ROBERT D. for your factual indepth analysis on current situation of symbian belle and pureview.... kudos to you sir.....
faiz, 09 Jul 2012don't buy this phone.buy samsung galaxy fit.because u can compare this phone with samsung gala... more@ faiz.. dude, you better check, there is a huge difference between Galaxy Fit and PurView... PurView is much advanced.
i bought this phone before one months.its camera resolution is perfect.its like using android device.and its video recording is wonderful.i thing we can compare this device with samsung galaxy s2.
how to mark multiple files in gallery for photos? can any one help on this
is there any phone tracker app for 808 pureview that really works ?? plzzz i need to know
AnonD-38290, 09 Jul 2012people please don't buy this phone because if its turned hit elop will abandon it like n9i tink its heat becouse you r hard user! Don't use wile charging you r the only user that say its heat on this forum! N0 heat essue at all! Its ipad3 only have a heating essue becouse battery is too heavy but the battery of this device is only 1400 mah! Don't manipulate us!
Now sgd $798. wait till the price fall below $6xx then i buy haha.. My 3 month N9 still good.
Dwindling Application Support
As you would expect, once Elop announced the end of Symbian, and moreover, that the Qt application environment would NOT be ported to Windows Phone, he also completely removed any remaining incentive for application developers to support this platform.
Some example of how lackluster developers have become:
* There are 3 flavors of Angry Birds, but despite being a Finnish company that initially developed for Nokia, ROVIA could not even be bothered to deploy Angry Birds Space on this platform once Elop had made his announcement. There is 1 flavor of "Cut the Rope", not 2 as on iOS and Android.
* There is no Netflix application. There WAS a Netflix Queue manager, but after Netflix changed their API, they could not be bothered to change their Symbian application to match.
* There is no IMDB, Fandango or other application to browse movie listings and show times. Google search works somewhat, but is a bit klunky.
* Skype supports voice calls, but not video. MAYBE this will happen now that Skype is owned by Nokia's new sugar daddy, but I would not hold my breath. Meanwhile, there is always Fring or Nimbuzz.
That said, many of Nokia's own applications are very nice, and often unexpectedly useful. For example:
* Nokia Situations, available from Nokia Beta Labs. This switches your profile, desktop background, sound themes, etc based on conditions such as GPS Location, WiFi access point, calendar entries, time of day. I have my phone set up to automatically turn to "Meeting" mode (muted ring tone, vibrations) while in meetings, and Offline once I arrive at my home.
* Nokia Drop, also from Beta Labs. It comes with an accompanying plugin for web browsers such as Firefox, and allows you to "drop" files, URLs, etc to your phone in one click. If browsing the OVI Store from your computer, for instance, just select "Install on Phone", and it happens automatically.
* Wellness Diary, also from Beta Labs. Once it is installed, it uses the accelerometer and some nifty logic to count your steps, similar to a pedometer, and records a diary for you. In combination with the Sports Tracker application (also originally developed by Nokia, but now available for iOS and Android as well), this provides an excellent way to keep track of your physical activity.
* Car Mode, available in the OVI Store. Makes the phone easier to use while driving. The main screen consist of only 3 large buttons: Call, Drive and Music. Can be set up to launch automatically once connected to your Bluetooth car stereo.
* Nokia Battery Monitor, which among other things keeps track of which applications consume power (when active and in the background).
The Bottom Line
I realize that a lot of what I have been describing in this review is not going to matter to your typical "causal" phone user, the kind that Steve Jobs managed to wean off their RAZRs and into the "smartphone" world (if you could call the original iPhone a "smartphone", that is). For instance, both Apple and Google seem to be deliberately taking advantage of the fact that most users do not care much about privacy, or "power" features such as proper multi-tasking. Most of those users will likely also be "OK" with the camera quality in other smartphones, and are likely to care more about CPU frequencies, screen sizes, application support, etc.
So admittedly, I am likely in a small to moderate size niche for which this device will appeal. Given that, for what it is, I could not be happier with any other device than what I am with this phone today!
There is always room for more of us!"
Should you be somehow a reasonable person you will admit Tor is right and you may no longer spread hatred on the forum.
Symbian has always been ahead with regards to connectivity options. For instance, as previously mentioned, it supports TV connectivity via HDMI, DNLA or plain old TV-out. It also has the most complete Bluetooth stack found anywhere:
* When playing music to your car stereo, track information is also shown (if supported by your stereo)
* Bluetooth HID for keyboard and mouse support since the N95.
* As soon as you pair with your computer, you can instantly browse the phone's filesystem just like any other storage volume.
That said, the 808 brings with it a couple of disappointments compared to previous Nokia phones:
* Dwindling Mac support: Since Apple have removed the iSync application from Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), Nokia no longer builds iSync plugins for their phones (even for those of us who run older versions of OS X). Also, Nokia Multimedia Transfer does not seem to receive updates anymore, and so does not recognize this phone. This means that synchronizing your phone with the Mac Address Book, Calendar, iTunes and iPhoto is a bit more cumbersome than before. Workarounds exist, but they are a bit klunky - similar to how you would do it on an Android device.
* WebDAV support has been removed from the File Manager. This means that you need 3rd party software (e.g. PaderSync FM, myExplorer, or Davi) to access remote file shares.
Stuck in Time
Since Nokia are putting less effort into Symbian these days, we cannot expect to see much in the way of new features in the OS. For instance:
* No 4G (LTE) network support. In fact, this phone only supports speeds up to 14.4 Mbps (HSDPA), not even the 22 Mbps HSPA+ technology that T-Mobile USA (misleadingly) labels "4G". Then again, everything about this phone is less data intensive than on Android: Offline maps/navigation, map data stored as vector data and not images, no automatic (and unwilling?) synchronization of photos with Google+, etc.
* No multi-core CPU support. However, Symbian is very lightweight when it comes to resource use, and unlike Android, does not really NEED any more CPU cores to be usable. Certain tasks, such as video recording, are aided via a dedicated DSP.
* Screen resolution is WVGA (640x360 pixels). Most people won't notice, but it does not look good on phone reviews where the reviewer (literally!) puts the screen under a magnifying glass.
* The standard web browser is getting a bit long in the tooth, and not really performing by today's standards. You can get some speed boost by installing Opera Mobile or Opera Mini, but in that case you loose support for Adobe Flash.
That said, the UI has undergone quite a bit of polish leading up to Nokia Belle (the version of Symbian that's included here). Similar to Nokia's own Maemo/MeeGo OSes as well as Android, home screen widgets are now resizable; a notification panel can be dragged down from the top, etc."
To be continued with part 4.